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Orioles' Steve Pearce not taking anything for granted
Orioles' Steve Pearce not taking anything for granted

After hitting a career-best 21 homers at age 31 last year, Steve Pearce knows critics wonder if he can do it again. That's one of the reasons he's maintaining his intensity and focus this spring, despite having a spot on the Orioles' roster. "I don't want people to think it's a fluke. I know I can play," Pearce said Saturday after his three-run homer helped the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins, 5-3. "It definitely would help a lot more if I started off hot." It's fair to say Pearce's bat is smoldering right now. Saturday's homer against Minnesota starter Tommy Milone was Pearce's fourth since last Saturday — a span of...

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